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The top business story of 2021 has been stock market democratization, as hoards of young investors have started using mobile apps to buy shares in everything from GameStop to Google.

Axios Re:Cap digs into this trend and questions whether Gen Z understands the risks with Lauren Simmons. She's the host of a new reality series, the youngest-ever female trader on the New York Stock Exchange and only the second Black female trader in its history.

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Kendall Baker, author of Sports
Mar 3, 2021 - Sports

Olympians to launch media platform to celebrate female athletes

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

Four Olympic gold medalists are launching Togethxr, a media platform aimed at celebrating millennial and Gen Z female athletes.

The big picture: Togethxr's launch comes at an exciting time for women's sports, with ratings spikes (WNBA), female ownership groups (NWSL) and startup leagues (Athletes Unlimited) creating lots of buzz.

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Israeli officials will object to restoration of Iran deal in D.C. visit

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the delegation traveling to Washington, D.C. next week for strategic talks on Iran to stress their objection to a U.S. return to the 2015 nuclear deal and to refuse to discuss its contents, Israeli officials say.

Why it matters: That position is similar to the one Israel took in the year before the 2015 nuclear deal was announced, which led to a rift between the Israeli government and the Obama administration. History could now repeat itself.

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  1. Health: Coronavirus cases aren't budging — even after vaccinations doubled— Health care workers feel stress, burnout more than a year into the pandemic — Handful of "breakthrough" COVID cases occurred in nursing homes, CDC says.
  2. Vaccines: Johnson & Johnson's vaccine production problems look even bigger — All U.S. adults now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine.
  3. Political: Watchdog says agency infighting increased health and safety risks at start of pandemic.
  4. World: EU regulator: Benefits of J&J vaccine outweigh risk of rare blood clots.
  5. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.